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Solidarity run raises money for Boston

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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Runners met at Woodland Park in Perrysburg Monday to remember Boston.

Hundreds gathered for a nationwide solidarity run on behalf of all those affected by the Boston bombings. The park was filled with runners and walkers of all ages.

Local runners wanted to do their part for Boston, and a 2.6-mile course was set. Organizers decided all donations would go directly to the One Fund Boston, which, in turn, will go to those impacted by the tragedy.

Everything for the event was donated, from the T-shirts sold at the event, to the water available.

Those who organized the run say they never could have imagined such a large turnout of participants.

"The thing is, it's great to see this type of turnout on short notice," said Alan Morrison. "To see literally thousands of people – walkers, runners, and just local residents - come out is neat."

Donations can still be made, and T-shirts can be bought, at Dave's Running.

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